March 28, 2016
John Rossi is a professor emeritus of history who taught Irish history for more than 40 years at La Salle University April 24 marks the centennial of the Easter Rising, the key turning point in modern Irish history. For five days, primarily in Dublin but also in other parts of Ireland, Irish rebels attempted to seize power and drive the English rulers from their country. The leaders of the rebellion were an amalgam of various radical Irish factions: the Irish Republican Brotherhood, Sinn Fein, the Irish Volunteers, even a handful of Irish socialists and feminists.
March 25, 2016 |
Across most Christian cultures, as Easter draws near, there's a shared notion that the springtime celebration demands some mixture of flour, yeast, and, most definitely, eggs. The symbolism of these breads is rich, as are their flavors, which run the gamut from sweet to savory. Any of these baked goods can enliven the Easter table. Hot cross buns are widely associated with Easter in the British Isles, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond, and they start appearing around Ash Wednesday.
April 1, 2010
Easter arrivals Teuscher, the Swiss luxury chocolatier in the Shops at the Bellevue, is primed for Easter with exquisite new solid chicks and bunnies that fit snugly inside chocolate egg shells or bunny boxes. Dark or milk chocolates, also available fructose-sweetened. Spring forward Edy is introducing two delicious Antioxidant Fruit Bars: Acai Blueberry and Pomegranate. Tart and tangy, they're fat- free, made with real fruit, and only 70 calories each. Too good.
April 19, 1987 |
Making friends with a baby rabbit is Sean Fast, 2, of Maple Shade. Sean's buddy was among hundreds being sold at Martin's Aquarium and Pet Store in Cherry Hill for Easter today. The store says it usually sells at least 400 bunnies during the Easter season. The price of a Peter cottontail this year? $9.95 and up.
February 26, 1998 |
The Rev. Eleanor Woodroffe puts ashes on the head of a worshipper at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Germantown yesterday. Christians observe Ash Wednesday as the beginning of Lent, which commemorates the time Jesus spent in the wilderness. Lent, a time of reflection, prayer and sacrifice, ends on Easter Sunday.
April 13, 2012 |
EASTER is a day for color, and the faithful brought it out for everyone to see. I visited churches and brunches to capture the pageantry of kids in colorful dresses, ladies with embellished hats, and gentlemen looking dapper. n Contact Reuben Harley at BIGRUBE@streetgazing.com , follow him on twitter @BigRubeHarley or read his blog at streetgazing.com .
April 10, 1992 |
The city of Philadelphia isn't staging its traditional Easter Sunday parade on Rittenhouse Square, but that doesn't mean you'll be all dressed up with nowhere to go on April 19. Rather, you can head to South Street for that neighborhood's Easter promenade, for which the city now has joined the sponsorship team, or to Ocean City, which is hosting a weekend of Easter activities. On South Street, dress in your best or go eccentric. The promenade will form at the 800 block at noon, head east to Front Street, make an about-face and return to Second and South, where judges will select the finalists.
April 1, 1988 |
What's up Sunday? A basketful, that's what. First up, of course, is Easter, a day when people get decked out in their finest threads, bonnets and bootees. A day for parades, promenades and pageants. It's also a day when people flock to church services in higher numbers than usual. This year, they will be doing all of that in an atmosphere of gloom. Accu- Weather said that, after a cloudy day tomorrow possibly with rain, Easter Sunday will be cloudy with even more rain.
April 15, 2001 |
There is one big prohibition and a half dozen permissions when it comes to preaching to the Easter Only Crowd. The prohibition is obvious: Make no reference whatsoever to the obvious fact that you haven't seen much of this particular crowd lately. That would be like yelling, "It's about time" at a teenager who has just cleaned up his room. Reward the positive behavior; do not punish the past. Punishment works only when we catch people in the act: That means we can call them some Sundays at 10 a.m. and get somewhere with negative remarks.
March 29, 2002 |
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in South Camden will continue its long-standing tradition of blessing the foods to be eaten on Easter. The Rev. Peter Szamocki, the pastor of St. Joseph's and a native of Poland, where the custom originated, will bless the food at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 1010 Liberty St. For hundreds of years, people of Polish or other Eastern European descent have taken baskets of Easter foods to...